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A Leaving

What should we name the death of family members or close friends? These are not mere departures like a vacation or extended trip; as we know we will see them again. These are heartbreaking and gut wrenching, with all loss of contact. They are no longer in our life. The name to best describe it is A Leaving. A Leaving When she died, the quiet of it all As machines went silent Taking a last loving look While weeping bitter tears Contemplating the beauty of her life well lived Always to remain in memory Missing and grieving her for countless years Yet, finding no comfort.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/23/2020 3:44:00 PM
Warren, congratulations on your win in the contest with this wonderful write _Constance
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Warren Doll
Date: 11/24/2020 9:43:00 AM
Constance, thanks for you positive comments and for stopping by ~ Warren
Date: 11/22/2020 2:31:00 PM
It's never easy when we lose those we love, "A leaving" is very fitting. Congratulations on your winning placement.
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:41:00 AM
Joanna, thanks so much. I'm glad that you liked it~ Warren
Date: 11/22/2020 12:33:00 PM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Warren. Janice
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:34:00 AM
Janice, thanks for stopping by and for your congratulations~ Warren
Date: 11/22/2020 8:36:00 AM
Congratulations on the win Warren! Linda
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:28:00 AM
Linda, thanks very much~ Warren
Date: 12/10/2018 1:23:00 PM
Such loving beauty and passion. You bring the meaning of losing to a fine art. May your grieving c.ease with time
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Date: 12/11/2018 4:45:00 PM
Hi Sherry, what a sincere comment. I appreciate your support. All the best ~Warren
Date: 12/5/2018 8:55:00 AM
Especially at this time of year, I think we most contemplate those we have lost. Your most eloquent words convey with deep meaning. The title says it all ! Well Done
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:56:00 AM
You are so right, Mike. I always miss them most acutely during the Holidays. Thanks so much for your support.~Warren
Date: 12/5/2018 6:46:00 AM
A lovely sad write my friend...but they are waiting for us...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:52:00 AM
I hope to see them again. Your visit and comments are always appreciated, WW. Peace~ Warren
Date: 12/4/2018 2:40:00 PM
How poignant...I love the way you manage describe her without being overt about it...ethereal beauty.
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks so much for your positive comments, Sherry. Warm wishes~ Warren
Date: 12/2/2018 9:36:00 PM
"A Leaving" fits so much better and it doesn't seem quite as painful to hear. Beautifully penned.
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Date: 12/3/2018 7:31:00 AM
Thanks so much for your positive comments and visit, M.L..
Date: 12/2/2018 8:20:00 AM
Yes, "A Leaving" sounds about right. but "A Blessing" could work as well. for we are all blessed to have had them in our lives. Great Write, Warren... God Bless
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Date: 12/2/2018 3:38:00 PM
Absolutely agree that they are a blessing. Thanks very much for your positive comments and support. Peace~ Warren
Date: 12/2/2018 12:57:00 AM
I am very sad for you Warren - yes we lose our loved ones, their physical absence is intolerable, we must therefore believe that we shall be reunited as pure souls in the Kingdom of Heaven. I know that if we have lived a good life on earth we shall be re-united! I sometimes do some soul searching and wonder If I fit into this category, I pray I do. God Bless Warren, Jennifer
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Date: 12/2/2018 3:35:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, It is so sad. I do look forward to seeing them again. Thanks for your caring comments and visit. Peace~ Warren
Date: 12/1/2018 1:22:00 PM
- They will always stay in our minds ... a sad but beautiful poem, Warren :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/2/2018 3:23:00 PM
Hi Anne-Lise, always great to hear from you. I'm always grateful for those in my life, but miss them so much when they leave. Thanks for your visit and support. Sending an extra big warm hug your way~Warren
Date: 12/1/2018 7:36:00 AM
Very well written, Warren, a profound and sobering expression of the greatest loss that we can suffer.
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Date: 12/2/2018 3:25:00 PM
Thanks so much for your positive comments, Lawrence. Your critique is always appreciated~ Warren.
Date: 11/29/2018 6:36:00 PM
Heartbroken and gut-wrenching. This is exactly the feeling at the loss of a loved one. You have captured so well the aftermath of death. All goes quiet and we grieve forevermore. Well done, Warren. My best. Deb
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Date: 11/30/2018 10:44:00 AM
Hi Deb, anyone who has lost a family member or close friend understands these feelings. They are most acute around the Holidays. Thanks for you visit and support. Warm wishes~ Warren
Date: 11/28/2018 4:27:00 PM
Nicely done Warren. Quite sad and deep and so well done.
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Date: 11/29/2018 7:21:00 AM
Chris, thanks so much for the positive comments. Your visit is greatly appreciated~ Warren